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's memorial services next week. bill clinton tells me he and his family also will be attending. george h.w. bush will not be making the trip due to his age and the long, long distance. our correspondents in south africa are also learning more about the upcoming historic events. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us from johannesburg and erin burnett is joining us from mandela's home in the town of soweto. it is early morning now, crowds have been out nonstop celebrating the life of nelson mandela. what's going on, how long do we expect this to last? >> reporter: well, it's almost 24 hours since this nation heard that nelson mandela had passed away. we are standing right outside the house where he died late thursday. people have been coming to this suburban street since then. you can hear them now singing behind me, and they have been chanting, praying, lamenting, celebrating in song throughout the day and they have been singing some very poignant songs. one particular over and over again, mandela, mandela, you are ours. i said to somebody what do you mean. they said it's a song we always used
visit to his former prison cell. this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with a congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see america swear in its own first black president, and he was paid a visit many south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi-racial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> we will have more on mandela's death in just a moment, but, first, some other stories developing this friday. you are watching many americans experiencing a massive weren't storm blasting its way across much of the country. take a look at oklahoma. a number of accidents there have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri dipping so low that roads became sheets of ice, leaving drivers just like that, sliding all over the street
mandela. my interview with the former president, bill clinton, he'll reflect on any son mandela, his friend. the lessons he personally learned from him. my interview with former president bill clinton on any son mandela, 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room". >>> other news we're following including ice, lots of it falling on roads in about a dozen states right now. we're going to show you who's in the bulls eye of this brutal storm right after the break. too big. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. new creamy alfredo soup. waffle bars... fancy robes... seems every hotel has something to love... so join the loyalty program that lets you earn free nights in any of them. plus, for a limited time, members can win a free night every day. only at cortizone-10 has the strongest nonprescription itch medicine plus moisturizers to help heal skin fast. cortizone-10. feel the heal. temperatures is a triple weather threat that's affecting millions of people across the u.s. the ic
bill clinton was the featured speaker. bill clinton's relationship with nelson mandela was really, really powerful, wasn't it? >> it was very powerful, wolf. i know they both cherished it, president mandela cherished it and i know president clinton did. in some ways maybe it's presumptuous to say it was a little bit of a father/son relationship. clinton looked up to mandela. mandela was an adviser to him and almost a very personal intimate way, and they shared a real bond, and i loved those beautiful photographs of when clinton went with mandela to robben island and you see them both looking out of mandela's old cell, very powerful. >> i interviewed nelson mandela the day after that visit to robben island back in march of 1998, and during that interview, he spoke glowingly of president clinton, but he also made it clear he did not a have a problem criticizing various u.s. policies and making it clear we an international agenda, there you see a picture of the former president bill clinton, he was president with nelson mandela in the cell in robben island and you see first lady hill
jimmy carter and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral next sunday. wednesday through friday, he will lie in state in the nation's legislative capital. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner in the dark days of apartheid. tomorrow will be quiet. on tuesday, the gathering like the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell to nelson mandela. bianna? >> a week of mourning, reflection, and celebration. our thanks to you. >>> nelson mandela has a large and complicated family tree with over a dozen grandchildren. some of them opened up to reena ninan in a rare interview in south africa and she's here to tell us about it. good morning, reena. >> reporter: good morning to you, bianna. that's right. 17 grandkids and 3 wives. everyone vying f
w. bush and bill clinton and former sexting tear of state hillary clinton. >> wurcht things that sometimes gets lost in the incredible personal impact he made on the world because of the way he handled his imprisonment and conducted himself later is that he was a very, very good president. >> mandela died on thursday at the age of 95. his body will lie in state. president obama's phoned mandela's widow. san francisco will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the city hall rotunda. former mayor willie brown has been asked to organize the service. . >>> let's head over to rosemary orozco. we have the oakland holiday children's parade today. hoping for some good weather for that. >> it will be dry. bring the winter coat. you will need it again. behind this system cold air spilling into the bay area, could be breezy for some of us into the afternoon. it will be a chilly one. we'll struggle in the upper 40s the sun is shining it's makes its way up. another, i don't know, minute or two until the fish sunrise. we might be right up on it. we're cl
, great or small. and, in fact, one of those people was bill clinton, the former u.s. president. i spoke to him on nelson mandela's 94th birthday outside mandela's home and he asked him what mandela meant to him personally. >> personally, he's been a wonderful friend to me. you know, when we were working together, we were both presidents of our countries. we had a lot of business to do. we often had to do it in telephone calls where it was very late in america and very early in south africa. and i always tried to do the late side because out of difference to him. but he didn't call me a single time, not once, when he didn't ask about hillary and chelsea and if it wasn't too late he would ask me to go get chelsea, bring her to the phone, and ask about her homework, was she keeping up, you know. so i saw in him something that i tried not to lose in myself, which is no matter how much responsibility he had, he remembered he was a person first. and then i learned a lot about living from him, about living with adversity, living with setbacks, living with disappointments, and living without an
to the inaugural of bill clinton. he had great affection and respect and admiration for bill and hillary clinton. i was an advanced person back during those days. i helped to escort him around. my good friend, yolanda, who was in that picture, it was a great moment. later i had an opportunity to go to south africa and other places to help train workers and volunteers who would conduct the first multiracial elections in south africa. he was authentic. he was a giant. you know, when you were around him, you felt very special. he was joyful. he had a sense of humor, but there was this dignity about him, this strength about him. i will always remember his grace and his courage. >> and to donna's point, john, i want to bring you in. she talks about him being a giant. .headlines, these are one of the days you are looking at the headlines. "usa today" saying the death of a giant. you were there when nelson mandela was inaugurated in 1994. you've also covered many world events but you will never forget that moment. why? >> professionally it was the most powerful thing i've ever seen in my life. i say profe
. name someone who was able to do it. it alluded past presidents. bill clinton gave it a shot and wasn't able to do it. to go back to this idea how the president had to cobble together the ideas that made up the law and the votes to pass it, what's so striking about what he's doing today, hat the white house is trying to unveil as something new this idea of trying to sell the benefits of the law. this is a law that passed in 2010 and they are still finding they have to go out and explain to people what is good about it. things like keeping young people on their parents' insurance until age 26. get people with pre-existing coverage. this something they have been trying to do for several years. if that message hasn't stuck then you wonder if they can get the poll numbers for both the president and this law up. >> john meacham. >> the conundrum is that when government works historically in american life it's because there's a universal benefit, at least for a given group. that is, it's not reform. it's an additional part. so you have social security, which was a universal benefit. medicar
, quote: >> r eporter: former president bill clinton deliberately picked fights with far-left liberals to cast himself and the party as more mainstream. both parties face this. listen to a warning for his own party, democrats, from indiana u.s. senator even bye. >> i do think you're going to see a more activist, liberal wig of the democratic party, and you may see them playing the same role in democratic primary contests that the tea party has played on the republican side where you have anti-establishment, more ideologically pure, for lack of a better word, candidates running which then lead to less electable nominees. >> reporter: so centrists are warning the liberal progressives to be careful, and they're firing back today ought to just shut up. the gop's been wrestling with a lot of this sort of thing, and now on the eve of 2014, another midterm, it's clear democrats are going to be facing the same sort of attention and tension with their extreme left. jenna: interesting story, carl. we have more on it now, thank you. jon: let's talk about this growing rift within the democratic pa
developed a close personal relationship. bill clinton says, quote, all of us are living in a better world because of the life that madiba lived. he proved that there is freedom in forgiving that a big heart is better than a closed mind and that life's real victories must be shared. >> jimmy carter also saying the following. to think of their parents and grandparents the different world they are seeing. we will have more coverage of nelson mandela's legacy still to come on "early start." >>> we are following the vast majority of the united states dealing with the effects of a deep freeze, including major travel headaches. more than 500 flights have been precanceled. so bad they are canceling them before they are supposed to take off! they have been canceled around the country because of the bitter weather. >> getting around by car not easier. icy conditions call that seven vehicle wreck along interstate 540 in northern arkansas. four people tenth so the hospital and we are told their injuries are not life-threatening. >>> most roads in the entire state of oklahoma are considered slick and
president bill clinton, he will also attend. cnn's robyn kurnow is live in johannesburg, it won't be easy for all of these dignitaries to get to the final resting place. >> reporter: absolutely. and it's also quite a packed schedule, what we're going to see is a day of remembrance, tomorrow, sunday, then tuesday there's a memorial service at a soccer stadium here outside johannesburg, the place where there was a world cup final a few years ago. that's where we are expecting to see most of the heads of state gather to pay their respects. then on wednesday, thursday, and friday nelson mandela is going to lie in state at the union buildings, the same place where he took office as the first black president of south africa in 1994. then saturday he's going to be flown to his hometown, home area in the eastern cape, and sunday he will be buried after a funeral in the hills under a tent in his -- in his home -- in his hometown, so that's going to be a very remote, rural family affair. and tuesday it's going to be more of a public affair. >> and besides the current and former u.s. presidents, a l
nelson mandela in 2005 when he was a senator. former presidents bill clinton and bush will also travel. >> what are the plans for the week ahead? >> south africa is preparing for a week of mourning for nelson mandela dying in his sleep on thursday. and as the flags fly around south africa sunday has been designated as a day of prayer and reflection. it comes as 52 million are asked to remember nelson mandela in their thoughts and prayers. the next most important day is tuesday the 10th. memorial service will be held at the soccer stadium, conceding 95,000 people. it was the site of a 2010 world cup final. it's as the kalabash. it's the form of a cooking pot. nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building in pretoria on wednesday and thursday. it's the official residets of the current president. there'll be many memorial services throughout the country. there'll be a state funeral. however, we have information because at the funeral nelson mandela's family and the world will say goodbye to the first black president and nobel peace prize lawyer yet. also attending will be
george w. bush and bill clinton and their wives. anthony, venita? >> bill plante at the white house this morning. >>> the world remembers nelson mandela as a fighter for justice and a great national leader. but mandala also understood the rich power of music. in tonight's 48-hour special, "nelson mandela: father of a nation" jazz legend and cbs contributor, went wibtynton marsalis shows how music became an instrument of social change in south africa. ♪ ♪ >> nelson mandela's life-long fight for freedom in south africa had a secret weapon -- music. ♪ ♪ >> one of the masters of that music, and a man who knew nelson mandela is legendary horn man, hugh masekela. we got together to remember mandala and the music that propelled a people's revolution. ♪ ♪ >> the story of nelson mandela jailed for such a long time. but what was the perception of mandala when he was in jail? were you aware of him and what he had done? >> we all knew him from when we were children when he went to jail. he made one of the greatest speeches ever. >> this is something for which i a
on her talk show, her fond memories and the laughs they shared. >>> condolences from bill clinton to spike lee. social media lights up as the famous and not so famous share their thoughts. >>> the storm warnings across the middle of the nation as ice and snow, extreme arctic cold make for a miserable morning. it is friday, december 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> we begin with the death of a man who changed the world, former south african president nelson mandela passing away at the age of 95. >> there's mourning and respectful celebration at every corner of the globe as millions honor mandela's legacy. his fight for racial equality landed him in prison for nearly three decades. he emerged undeterred and unbroken. abc's alexander marquardt has more. >> reporter: south africa has entered a period of national mourning. profound sadness at the loss of a man many affectionately knew as tata madiba. his death was announced by jacob zuma, who called mandela south africa's greatest son. the celebration has been remarkable. p
w. bush and bill clinton will join president obama at a memorial for nelson mandela next week as south africa mourns its former president's death. crowds outside his johannesburg home are singing their tributes. ♪ hundreds of people of all ages and colors are leaving candles, flowers, stuffed animals and balloons at the home of the civil rights icon. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95 years old. when you talk about civil rights icons, the conversation ultimately turns to dr. martin luther king jr. well, dr. king never met nelson mandela. he did keep close tabs on the fight for equality in south africa. martin luther king iii said his constant fight for equality personified what me and my father often said, "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." martin luther king iii joining me now. i'm quoting your dad. this is bringing so many people of all walks to reflect ton a giant man's life and the market that he left. >> yes, it is. he personified more than anything else and taught us the power of forgiveness. love and forgiveness was the essence of nelson mand
bill clinton became president and george bush became president and president obama took office, south africa had become a mature democracy or a new democracy, if you will. so the relationship certainly emerged. but i think what you saw with nelson mandela is he was a principled friend. so he was one who was not unwilling to criticize any nation or any individual. we're even learning now that he criticized his own successor as president of the republic of south africa. so he was a giant. >> michael, i want to ask you quickly about this article that a lot of folks may not be aware of, this part of the article. mandela and other anc officials remained on the terror watch list even as president bush welcomed mandela to the white house back in 1990 because of what was described as a bureaucratic snafu. their names were kept on the list until 2008. >> yeah. >> why is that characterization of nelson mandela -- of him being a terrorist -- why is that characterization itself complicated? >> i think it's less a characterization of the man and more of the association of the man with
. four u.s. presidents will attend including bill clinton and jimmy carter. the service is being held at johannesburg, the site of the 2010 world cup. george h w bush is the only living former president who will not attend the event. he is no longer able to travel long distances. . nelson mandela died last week at the age of 95. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> c-span. we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, and conferences, and offering complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service of private industry. we're c-span, created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. and now, you can watch us in h.d. >> the wireline world is the central security or system of our country. it is the veins and arteries that connect what is now the information economy in the united states. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% per year. it connects all forms of communication whethe
on the plane. president bill clinton and jimmy carter are traveling separately. president george herbert walker bush is the only living president not to attends. the 89-year-old is no longer able to travel long distances and certainly is one, even though it is on air force one all the way to south africa. >>> welcome back. the live tv broadcast of "the sound of music" may have struck ratings gold with more than 18 million viewers. but some critics weren't so good especially about carrie underwood's performance. some parodied the show. ♪ a song is when you put notes together in a certain order ♪ ♪ notes you made with your mouth and that's music. does that make sense? >> no! >> joining us right now with the pulse on hollywood, 'cause he's got everybody's pulse, mario lopez. mr. everything. >> good to see you. >> i love hanging out with you. >> thanks for getting out of an icy dallas to be with us. >> i got very lucky. i don't know how i made it in and made it out. >> you almost didn't. >> fortunately, it was meant to be for me to be here. worked out. >> so we showed that clip of carrie unde
kenzie in south africa, thank you. >> in 1998, former president bill clinton visited robben island. that is where nelson mandela spend 22 years behind bars. clinton told our own wolf blitzer about the conversation he has never forgotten. >> one of the conversations i had over the 20 year friendship, i said i know how you came out of prison, but how did you get there. how did you come out a bigger man than when you went in? didn't you feel full of rage when you went to prison? he said yes, i was young and strong and i was a boxer. i lived on my hatred for years. he said it clearly. i was breaking rocks 11 years into my prison term and i realized they had taken so much from me. i had been abused and deprived of my children growing up. it destroyed my marriage. they took everything away from me except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them. i decided not to give them away. he looked at me and smiled and said neither should you. >> wow. that was a fascinating conversation. >> what a moment. >>> we have seen college football fans with the most exciting games of the season. that w
under president bush. when ronald reagan and bill clinton and george bush agree on something, so should we. this has always been a matter of bipartisanship and so we should continue that bipartisanship and pass this bill today. it's bipartisan baups it is a matter of -- because it is a matter of common sense that we don't want to make it easy for errorists and criminals to bring guns past metal detectors onto our planes and into security environments. -- secure environments. now, as the gentleman from virginia stated, in our view this bill is not perfect. i would have preferred to modernize the undetectable firearms act, to eliminate some loopholes in the law. y requiring that certain metal components be permanent or not . sily removed i would have liked to close that loophole. but frankly i believe that even a loophole in a law is better than no loophole at all, a loophole can be closed down the line, that is a preferred scenario to no law at all. and so i'm not going to oppose this first step because we can't get all of our steps. we will step forward and continue to support the moder
from nelson mandela's extraordinary example of moral courage, kindness and humility. bill clinton tweeted a picture and wrote, "i will never forget my friend madibaa," use the affectionate name by which mandela was known to his followers. mandela wasn't always on the u.s. side. in the 1980s president reagan supported apartheid regime, and eastern as protests broke out an college campuses across america demanding the u.s. punish the regime. ♪ ♪ free mandela >> reporter: "free nelson mandela" became a popular anthem for black and white americans. finally, congress, including key republicans, overrode reagan's veto imposing the economic sanctions that helped break the apartheid regime. that set the stage for mandela's triumphant visit to washington as his country's president. >> we are to one another brother and sister, a united rainbow nation that rises from the bond a age. >> bono, mandela's great friend wrote in the end nelson mandela showed us how to love, not to hate, not because he surrendered to rage or violence, but because he learned love would do a better job. savannah?
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